Robert Burns, Associated Press
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she is confident the administration will win enough Republican votes in the Senate to ratify a nuclear arms treaty with Russia.
Richard Lugar of Indiana is the only Senate Republican thus far to publicly express his support for the treaty, known as "New START," but Clinton said she has indications others will follow suit.
Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic
It is possible that that at some point in the next 12 months, the imposition of devastating economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran will persuade its leaders to cease their pursuit of nuclear weapons.
The government and the Bharatiya Janata Party seem to have conceded some ground to each other on the proposed nuclear civil liability bill in the process of trying to arrive at an agreed text.
Henry Sokolski, National Review Online
In Washington, government officials rarely (if ever) admit to making policy mistakes, even when they've clearly botched things up. Take Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s recent decision to bless a formal civilian nuclear-cooperation agreement with Vietnam.
World Nuclear News
Forest fires in Russia are now burning in areas contaminated after the Chernobyl accident, but analysis from France's Institute of Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) indicates there is no health risk.
Judy Dempsey, The New York Times
Chancellor Angela Merkel has made combating climate change one of her priorities. But she is having difficulty finding consensus even within her own government on a new energy policy, especially on the most contentious issue: the future of Germany's nuclear plants.